University of Minnesota Health Transplant Services serves both adult and pediatric patients at University of Minnesota Medical Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. It is one of the oldest and most respected transplant programs in the world.
Our surgeons’ success in performing complex organ transplants has received international recognition. To date, University of Minnesota Health surgeons have performed more than 12,000 transplants on children and adults.
Your child has access to the latest therapies through participation in our clinical trials. As a leader among national and international programs in transplant medicine, we are committed to researching and providing lifesaving treatment to adults and children. Our pioneering research has dramatically improved survival rates and post-transplant quality of life.
Important milestones in our care include:
- Performing Minnesota’s first heart transplant and first infant heart transplant
- Performing the world’s first total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplant, after creating the surgery right here at University of Minnesota
- Treating Jamie Fisk, age 11 months, who received a liver transplant; Her family’s search for a liver resulted in the 1984 National Organ Transplant Act.
- Performing total pancreatectomy and islet auto-transplant on a 3-year-old, the youngest child to ever have this surgery.
- Performing a heart transplant on a child who received his heart in 1986. His is the longest survival rate on record for a pediatric heart transplant in the United States.
- Having Minnesota’s only pediatric-dedicated dialysis center. It is located at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.